Throughout the 90’s, The Smashing Pumpkins were one of the most ambitious bands to come out of the grunge movement. They were a more layered, almost progressive enigma than Nirvana or Alice In Chains; visceral at their heaviest, vulnerable at their most sullen. They have remained both iconic and collectable since reaching the peak of their popularity with Siamese Dream, and we recently picked up a fantastic collection of Smashing Pumpkins rarities.
Gish: Very, very cool Fully Autographed mid 90s US 10-track LP, the platinum selling debut from 1991 by Chicago’s finest alternative band, which arrived several months before Nirvana’s Nevermind & was the slicker, morepsychedelic-rock sounding of the two Butch Vig produced albums that year. Complete with illustrated credits inner, the glossy picture sleeve is already a thing of beauty – the back panel has been personalised in the most unique way, with theclassic original line-up signatures of Billy Corgan, James Iha, D’arcy Wretzky & Jimmy Chamberlin, all in deep red marker pen, beautifully offset against the white & in keeping with the red text print, with special doodles & the confirmed date of 1996 provided by Billy. What’s more, the sleeve shows minimal wear & the vinyl looks barely played. A serious collector’s piece worthy of framing!
Siamese Dream: 1993 UK 13-track double vinyl LP, their second album including Disarm, Cherub Rock, Soma and Today, gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve displays only light wear and the vinyl shows just light signs of play. A nice example of this classic 90s album.
Tristessa: Rare original 1990 US marbled PINK VINYL 7″ in the Sub Pop Singles Club, also featuring the track La Dolly Vita, picture sleeve with attached coupon insert & stickered plastic outer.
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